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The Resource Positions and professions in Palmyra, edited by Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen

Positions and professions in Palmyra, edited by Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen

Label
Positions and professions in Palmyra
Title
Positions and professions in Palmyra
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Palmyra in the Syrian Desert has in the last years come to the attention of the world due to the destructions caused by the Civil War. Right before the conflict broke out the Palmyra Portrait Project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Rubina Raja was initiated. The anthology, Positions and Professions in Palmyra, is one of the results emerging from the project.0The contributions are written by leading scholars, who focus on Palmyra, portraiture in the Roman Empire, art and writing in Palmyra and the cultures of the Near East in general. Issues of how status and professions were communicated through self-representation stand at the centre of the volume. Through the contributions it becomes clear that there was a dichotomy between the funerary sphere and the public sphere. In the funerary sphere the family alone took centre stage, whereas the public sphere was a space for civic status to be communicated. These differences inform us about the choices made by the Palmyrenes according to the meaning of the spaces in which self-representations were displayed. The Palmyrenes were world citizens, who saw themselves as central players within the broader imperial context. This book gives the basis for assessing some of the mechanisms at play within Palmyrene society, both in family contexts as well as broader societal contexts
Member of
Cataloging source
OHX
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS99.P17
LC item number
P67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Long, Tracey
  • Sørensen, Annette Højen
Series statement
  • Palmyrenske studier
  • Scientia Danica. Series H, Humanistica 4 / Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab,
Series volume
  • bind 2
  • volume 9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social status
  • Professions
  • Inscriptions, Latin
  • Portrait sculpture, Roman
  • Relief (Sculpture), Roman
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress in art
  • Tadmur (Syria)
  • Antiquities
  • Clothing and dress in art
  • Clothing and dress
  • Inscriptions, Latin
  • Portrait sculpture, Roman
  • Professions
  • Relief (Sculpture), Roman
  • Social status
  • Syria
  • Palmyra
Label
Positions and professions in Palmyra, edited by Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The use of Parthian costume in funerary portraiture in Palmyra
  • Tracey Long
  • The pious butcher and the physicians: Palmyrene professions in context
  • Eleonora Cussini
  • Professions in Palmyra: a matter of ethnicity
  • Tommaso Gnoli
  • The iconography of caravan trade in Palmyra and the Roman Near East
  • Eivind Helaas Seland
  • To be or n ot to be depicted as a priest in Palmyra: a matter of representational spheres and societal values
  • Rubina Raja
  • Introduction
  • Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen
  • The body language of Palmyra and Rome
  • Glenys Davies
  • Changing identities, changing positions: jewellery in Palmyrene female portraits
  • Signe Krag
  • The Parthian haute-couture at Palmyra
  • Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Control code
1001430020
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9788773044049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001430020
Label
Positions and professions in Palmyra, edited by Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The use of Parthian costume in funerary portraiture in Palmyra
  • Tracey Long
  • The pious butcher and the physicians: Palmyrene professions in context
  • Eleonora Cussini
  • Professions in Palmyra: a matter of ethnicity
  • Tommaso Gnoli
  • The iconography of caravan trade in Palmyra and the Roman Near East
  • Eivind Helaas Seland
  • To be or n ot to be depicted as a priest in Palmyra: a matter of representational spheres and societal values
  • Rubina Raja
  • Introduction
  • Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen
  • The body language of Palmyra and Rome
  • Glenys Davies
  • Changing identities, changing positions: jewellery in Palmyrene female portraits
  • Signe Krag
  • The Parthian haute-couture at Palmyra
  • Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Control code
1001430020
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9788773044049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001430020

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